Stars and Satellites

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Stars and Satellites, the sixth studio album from Duluth, Minnesota-based indie folk outfit Trampled by Turtles, is imbued with the kind of reserved blue-collar authenticity that stems from dollar draft specials, chapped faces, and countless icy van rides home from gigs. Like their Michigan counterparts Frontier Ruckus, Trampled by Turtles use the rich traditions of country, folk, and bluegrass as a foundation to explore modern problems, both big and small. Whether it's windswept balladry "Midnight on the Interstate," "The Calm and the Crying Wind" or furious picking "Risk," "Walt Whitman", Stars and Satellites manages to find that elusive balance between ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Stars and Satellites, the sixth studio album from Duluth, Minnesota-based indie folk outfit Trampled by Turtles, is imbued with the kind of reserved blue-collar authenticity that stems from dollar draft specials, chapped faces, and countless icy van rides home from gigs. Like their Michigan counterparts Frontier Ruckus, Trampled by Turtles use the rich traditions of country, folk, and bluegrass as a foundation to explore modern problems, both big and small. Whether it's windswept balladry "Midnight on the Interstate," "The Calm and the Crying Wind" or furious picking "Risk," "Walt Whitman", Stars and Satellites manages to find that elusive balance between workmanlike precision and 3:00 a.m. vulnerability.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/10/2012
  • Label: Banjodad Records
  • UPC: 794504674323
  • Catalog Number: 4674323
  • Sales rank: 21,909

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Midnight on the Interstate (3:25)
  2. 2 Alone (4:28)
  3. 3 Walt Whitman (2:38)
  4. 4 High Water (5:43)
  5. 5 Risk (2:49)
  6. 6 Widower's Heart (5:33)
  7. 7 Sorry (2:47)
  8. 8 Beautiful (4:29)
  9. 9 Don't Look Down (3:19)
  10. 10 Keys to Paradise (4:02)
  11. 11 The Calm and the Crying Wind (3:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Trampled by Turtles Primary Artist
Tom Herbers Percussion
Ryan Thompson Choir, Chorus
Erik Koskinen Lap Steel Guitar
Ryan Young Fiddle, Mandolin, Viola, Vocals, Saw, Viola Da Gamba, Help
Erik Berry Mandolin
Dave Simonett Guitar, Vocals
Tim Saxhaug Bass, Vocals
Sarah Krueger Choir, Chorus
Hattie Peterson Choir, Chorus
Eamonn McLain Cello
Dan Huiting Choir, Chorus
Blake Shippee Choir, Chorus
Michelle Seery Choir, Chorus
Dave Carroll Banjo, Vocals
Technical Credits
John Golden Mastering
Tom Herbers Engineer
Erik Koskinen Composer
Trampled by Turtles Arranger
Ryan Young Inspiration
Erik Berry Composer
Dave Simonett Composer, Layout
Zoe Prinds-Flash Inside Photo
Dave Carroll Composer
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